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Kelowna drag queens Ella Lamoureux, right, and Jenna Telz prepare before a show at the Friends of Dorothy Lounge on Oct. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here’s what made headlines during this Thanksgiving week

Kelowna drag queens Ella Lamoureux, right, and Jenna Telz prepare before a show at the Friends of Dorothy Lounge on Oct. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: French chefs created a pizza with 834 different cheeses

Your morning start for Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

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Renegade Kitchen and Craft Bar at 467 Leon Ave. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna restaurant that defied vaccine card program now listed for sale

Renegade Kitchen and Craft Bar is up for sale on Royal Lepage Kelowna at $150,000

Renegade Kitchen and Craft Bar at 467 Leon Ave. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna drag queen Jenna Telz performs during a show at the Friends of Dorothy Lounge on Oct. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Creating Queens: Kelowna’s Indigenous drag queens use their platforms to inspire

Two local drag queens have helped pave the way for nearly 30 drag performers

Kelowna drag queen Jenna Telz performs during a show at the Friends of Dorothy Lounge on Oct. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Winter driving in Kelowna. (File photo)

Environment Canada projects colder than average winter for Central Okanagan

Meteorologist skeptical of weather agency’s forecast

Winter driving in Kelowna. (File photo)
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Morning Start: Canada is home to the heaviest pumpkin in the world

Your morning start for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

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West Kelowna’s Salvation Army Thrift Store is set to host its grand reopening on Oct. 16. (Kelowna Salvation Army Thrift Store/Facebook)

Westbank Salvation Army Thrift Store hosting reopening event

The store recently received a major facelift

West Kelowna’s Salvation Army Thrift Store is set to host its grand reopening on Oct. 16. (Kelowna Salvation Army Thrift Store/Facebook)
Selina Peters was last seen on Sept. 20 at a West Kelowna medical facility. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing West Kelowna woman found safe and sound

Selina Peters was last seen on Sept. 20 at a West Kelowna medical facility

Selina Peters was last seen on Sept. 20 at a West Kelowna medical facility. (Contributed)
A forensic artist’s composite sketch of a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred at Kelowna’s Millbridge Park on Sept. 29. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP release sketch of sexual assault suspect

The suspect was involved in a sexual assault that occurred at Millbridge Park on Sept. 29

A forensic artist’s composite sketch of a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred at Kelowna’s Millbridge Park on Sept. 29. (Contributed)
James Bergen rides one of six adaptive tricycles during a demonstration of the City of Kelowna’s new adaptive bike program at the Parkinson Recreation Centre on Oct. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

City of Kelowna launches new adaptive bike program

The program will see participants have access to six adaptive tricycles and two adult trailers

James Bergen rides one of six adaptive tricycles during a demonstration of the City of Kelowna’s new adaptive bike program at the Parkinson Recreation Centre on Oct. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: Candy Corn was originally called Chicken Feed

Your morning start for Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

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Kelowna airport at risk of losing $2.5M over stagnation of international travel

Despite international travel resuming at less busy airports, YLW’s future is still up in the air

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Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector, looking east. (DriveBC)

Snow descends on parts of the Okanagan Connector

Patches of snow blanketed the highway between Brenda Mine and Pothole Lake

Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector, looking east. (DriveBC)
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Morning Start: Halloween is 2,000 years old

Your morning start for Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021

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The car drove into the front of the store, shattering the door and bending a metal beam. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Car crashes into West Kelowna liquor store

The incident was reported at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6

The car drove into the front of the store, shattering the door and bending a metal beam. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: Jack-o’-lanterns originate from an Irish myth

Your morning start for Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021

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39% of Central Okanagan public schools potentially exposed to COVID-19

Health officials have noted potential exposure events at 21 local schools in the last few weeks

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Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna’s Denim On The Diamond music festival draws crowd of over 3,600

The event featured a lineup of eight artists and groups from across Canada

Bethany Schumacher of Canadian alternative pop band The Royal Foundry addresses the crowd at Kelowna’s third Denim On The Diamond music festival on Oct. 2. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Kelowna curling legend Jim Ursel dies from cancer

The Kelowna Curling Club confirmed the 84-year-old’s death on Oct. 2

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Kelowna International Airport. (File photo)

19 positive cases of COVID-19 onboard flights to and from Kelowna in September

During the week of Sept. 19 to 25, the Central Okanagan recorded 278 cases of the virus

Kelowna International Airport. (File photo)